Linux News for Nov 30, 2006
NewLuna: When Will Microsoft Drop the Patent Hammer? (Nov 30, 2006, 23:30)
"First off, it's hard to tell whether the hammer will have any
weight. However, the idea of an IP war looming doesn't help future
CNET News: Making Sense of the Tech Divide Over IP (Nov 30, 2006, 22:00)
"Steve Ballmer's pronouncement this month that Linux
incorporates Microsoft's property and innovation angered many in
the Free and Open-Source Software community..."
internetnews.com: Babysitter Tapped For Novell-Microsoft Pact (Nov 30, 2006, 20:30)
"With the loyalty of customers riding on the intricate
relationship between Novell and Microsoft, it makes sense to have
someone step up and oversee the crucial pact..."
LinuxPlanet: Hovsepian: Balancing on the Novell-MS Tightrope (Nov 30, 2006, 19:45)
"A lot has been said about the hows of the Novell-Microsoft
deal, but what about the whys? What motivated Novell CEO Ron
Hovsepian to initiate a deal with Linux's No. 1 Enemy? In this
interview, Hovsepian reveals the business realities behind the
move, and that when it comes to Microsoft, Novell knows full well
who it's dealing with..."
SearchOpenSource: Zimbra Stalks Microsoft Office with Open Source, Web Services (Nov 30, 2006, 19:00)
"Satish Dhamaraj, CEO of open source collaboration startup
Zimbra, wants to take out Microsoft Office and Exchange..."
IT Manager's Journal: OSS is a Clear Winner at The Weather Channel (Nov 30, 2006, 17:30)
"To manage those customers effectively, TWC chose an open source
customer relationship management (CRM) application called
PakTribune: Pakistani Students Might Be Using $100 Laptop Next Year (Nov 30, 2006, 16:00)
"Pakistan Wednesday expressed its resolve to introduce an
enabling atmosphere to the country's schools and colleges to allow
students to use low-cost laptops which would serve as electronic
Linux.com: Why Flash 9 for Linux is Taking So Long (Nov 30, 2006, 15:15)
"Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering for Adobe,
explained why the process is taking so long..."
ITPro: HP Sells 100,000th Linux Server in UK (Nov 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Hewlett Packard has sold its 100,000th Linux-based server in
the UK. The company has also shipped over 1,500,000 Linux servers
Groklaw: Kimball Rules: SCO's Objections Denied! Wells's Order Affirmed--Novell Goes 1st (Nov 30, 2006, 13:45)
"Feast your eyes on this: Judge Dale Kimball has affirmed Judge
Brooke Wells' June 28, 2006 Order..."
PC Advisor: Welsh Word Processor Simplifies Publishing (Nov 30, 2006, 13:00)
"Agored, an English-Welsh word processor developed by the
University of Wales at Aberystwyth, could make life easier for
bilingual communities around the world..."
-stable: Linux 126.96.36.199 (Nov 30, 2006, 13:00)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
InfoWorld: MySQL, Open-Xchange Announce Partnership (Nov 30, 2006, 13:00)
"Companies team up to optimize interaction between MySQL DBs and
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.19 (Nov 30, 2006, 13:00)
"There's not a lot to be said about the changes since -rc6: the
shortlog (appended) tells the whole story, and it's really mostly a
lot of one-liners or other really small changes. Bugs fixed, but
nothing that stands out in my mind..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Fedora Core 6: Beauty or Beast? (Part 2) (Nov 30, 2006, 12:15)
"Last week I left off with installing Fedora Core 6 and actually
booting it up on my test PC. It was a heroic struggle, and I
persevered and triumphed..."
KernelTrap: GCC, Useful Versus Useless Warnings (Nov 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds proclaimed, 'friends don't let
friends use '-W',' in a thread discussing GCC's handling of
LinuxDevices: Goodbye Razr, Hello Linux-Based Motofone (Nov 30, 2006, 10:45)
"Motorola is shipping the first model in its Scpl ('scalpel')
line of Linux-based phones set to replace the ubiquitous
Linux.com: Quick and Dirty Samba Setup (Nov 30, 2006, 10:00)
"Most current Linux distributions, including Slackware 11, have
Samba already installed and running after the system boots..."
Free Software Magazine: Firefox Extensions: Fun and Games (Nov 30, 2006, 08:30)
"I owe much of my life to Ralph H. Baer. Oh, he doesn't know it.
He doesn't even know me. But that's how it goes in these days. Much
of life is owed to strangers..."
Linux.com: Linux Perks Up the Espresso Book Machine (Nov 30, 2006, 07:00)
"When he was an editor in the 1950s, Jason Epstein made the
paperback book ubiquitous. Now he's about to do the same for a
Linux-powered printing press..."
HowtoForge: Step-by-Step IPP Based Print Server Using CUPS (Nov 30, 2006, 05:30)
"This tutorial describes how to install a Linux print server
Advisories, November 29, 2006 (Nov 30, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: tar (Mandriva Linux); and tar and
Mad Penguin: Kino: Video Editing for Linux (Nov 30, 2006, 04:00)
"It has long been believed that video editing with desktop Linux
was not as 'consumer friendly' as most people would like it be.
Thankfully, one application has come along to help change this
Free Software Magazine: Converting Your Techno-Resistant Loved Ones (Nov 30, 2006, 02:30)
"The techo-resistant person in my life is my own spouse. See, my
wife loves to work with her hands. Her favorite activities involve
knitting or crocheting..."
ZDNet: Attribution May Matter (in Open Source Licensing)... (Nov 30, 2006, 02:00)
"Since 1998 when the OSI was first formed, the technology
industry has generally recognized it as the keeper of the
definition of open source..."
Technoblogical: It's Alive!! (Nov 30, 2006, 01:00)
"Make-live is a brilliant new method of making stuff live
without all that messing around in hyperspace..."
Open-Xchange: Open Source Transparency: The End of FUD (Nov 30, 2006, 00:15)
"This position paper will address the question, 'Can the open
source approach to software development promote transparency and
remove FUD--fear, uncertainty, and doubt...?'"